What are the fundamental concepts of Environmental Justice?

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What are the fundamental concepts of Environmental Justice?

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There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles: • To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations. • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process. • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations. 2. Is Environmental Justice a new requirement? No. The recipients of Federal-aid have been required to submit assurances of compliance with, and the U.S. DOT must ensure nondiscrimination under, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and many other laws, regulations, and policies. In 1997, the Department issued its U.S. DOT Order to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations to summarize and expand upon the requirements o

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